Thursday, May 27, 2010

Somebody Needs to Shut His Big Yapper!

I've made no secret of my love of trashtastic gossip blogs. Sure, it is colossal waste of time and brain power. Yet, as luck would have it, my job requires only time.

It was all sunshine and roses on the blogs yesterday, until something that Perezzers ran disturbed me. It involved the self-professed Most Hated Man on earth, aka Jesse James. I had the misfortune of cleaning up the kitchen late Tuesday night when Nightline was on and I caught bits of pieces of his interview, including the part about his childhood abuse. Either it was genuine or he is a damn good actor. To me, I'd have to go with the "former" (the "former" is the first one, right? phew) especially after seeing his acting skillz in the video he made when on The Celebrity Apprentice.
I was surprised to read the post in PH today where Perezzers featured a quote from Jesse's stepmom categorically denying any abuse at the hands of Jesse's stepfather - instead calling the father 'the kindest father who would do anything for anybody.' She was apparently 'appalled' to hear Jesse say such things and that no abuse occurred in their house.

And Perezzers said he was "inclined to believe her."

Because we all know that there is no way she would lie ;-) and that she was around Jesse and his father 24/7 so there is no chance the abuse could have occurred without her seeing it. And that of course the stepfather would have told her of the abuse. Riiiiigggghhhhtttt

I'm surprised P is so quick to lean toward believing her side of the story. Abusers are sly, cowardly folk who can appear all warm and fuzzy in public. Does she really know what went on or is she trying to save face?

Yes, Jesse is a turd. And yes his "excuse" doesn't fly with me. But I tend to believe him on this one. I, aka "The Human Doormat" have a sixth sense about these things...

Jesse James: Liar or Actor of Shakesperean Proportions?

36 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I read that. Frankly, Jesse James isn't the paragon of truth.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I think what makes it seem odd is the timing...he goes from admitting to cheating on Sandra (aka America's sweetheart) to saying he was abused. It comes across as his reasoning for all his problems. People don't want to hear excuses in this kind of situation. I honestly can't tell if he's lying or not.

Slamdunk said...

I'd have to give him the benefit of the doubt--and I have not seen the interview that you describe. Abusers are all too common and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

mac said...

I didn't see the interview. But, I'll agree with you on him not being much of an actor. I think Sandra was the actor in the family.

And, quite frankly, she isn't that good either. But, she is cute.

denise said...

i love the "as luck would have it, my job requires only time"...you make me chuckle often yet bring up meaningful topics even in a gossipy way...love it! i'm so out of the loop with news, gossip, celebrities, etc. but to the extent it touches on life and topics i find meaningful, i appreciate the debate...i am with you that abusers come in all forms and i'd err on assuming this is true...i say this of course knowing nothing about any parties involved but i just agree with the benefit of the doubt...oh, and totally off topic, i so want you to send me your 80's music list for our 20 year reunion planning!

alessandra said...

I don't know, but frankly I find hard to believe that he can accuse somebody of a crime only to justify his cheatings.
And a wife can be unaware of what her husband is doing when she doesn't see him.

Max Evel said...

He's a dumb guy who got caught .
It's all pretty simple.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I didn't see the interview but the excuse doesn't fly anyways.

Rebecca Jo said...

So I'm a sucker... I actually felt bad for him in the interview. Still think he's a butt head, but it kills me to see a man cry... (Dont yell at me) :)

buffalodick said...

Half the shows on TV are designed to entertain you by being annoying!

Where the Fur Flies said...

Seriously, I just wish that Jesse James would shut the heck up. He cheated on his wife, and lost his family over it. The only reason why he keeps talking to the press (because there seems to be a new quote out from him daily lately) is that he's trying to milk his 15 minutes of fame as much as he can.

Salt said...

I just want to punch him in the groin.

McVal said...

It very well be true, but it doesn't excuse his behavior that destroyed his marriage.
His credibility is kind of shaky with me...
But then, I didn't see the interview, so who knows?

Joann Mannix said...

As much skepticism as I have on this one, I think we always have to take seriously allegations of abuse. Although, the timing does seem suspicious and if he is making that up, he's an even bigger douchebag than I had ever realized.

Randi Troxell said...

with you on this one..

he is a TOTAL TURD... and i don't think his past is an absolute excuse for his present... BUT- i do believe him too... i mean really, who gets on national TV and would just spew lies like that... yea, yea.. i know some would- but i don't think he did...

Lisa said...

To me an excuse is an excuse is an excuse....
I always liked him and he ruined it for me...not to mention SB.

Didn't watch the interview, did he say the abuse made him cheat?

NIKOL said...

I didn't watch the interview, nor do I really know enough about Jesse James to make a call. He doesn't seem to be a very honest guy, but at the same time allegations of childhood abuse are pretty serious and he was pretty emotional about it. I'd lean towards believing him.

M-Cat said...

He prolly had the same damn childhood everybody else had. He wasn't abused unless you count getting a well deserved swat on the butt or grounded.

It's the "go to" excuse when you are trying to gain sympathy or to excuse your actions. He is a d-bag in every sense of the word.

Tracie said...

I believe that he was abused but it doesn't excuse his behavior. He needs to just go away.

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

I think someone nailed in right on CNN yesterday. He needs to bring up the bad stuff from his past to try and win us back. Otherwise he is out of a job and broke.

Im just shocked that with all that is going on out there that the media is spending so much time on this. I guess he needed to tell his side though.

~Kristen~ said...

It may well be true but it doesn't excuse his cheating at all. To me this is the same as some of these guys who got caught suddenly claiming they are sex addicts and need rehab. Like that explains away the cheating?!? This is a guy who already lied in a HUGE way to his wife so even if the abuse allegations are true it is awfully hard to believe him. Then again, this is also a guy who's exes consisted of porn "stars" and drug addicts so what Sandra Bullock was thinking when she married him is beyond me! Not that she deserves what he did to her, but I have to wonder how she could really be all that surprised...?

Kristin said...

His sister said it happened. I tend to believe the children that were abused. Is Jesse a scumbag? YEP! Doesn't leave an abusive father off the hook.

Amanda said...

I feel the EXACT same way you do only you said it way better then me!@!

Date Girl said...

Abused or not, he's still a scumbag. I like the way you said it. Honestly, I can't stand the cop out of this bad thing happened to me, therefore I'm a horrible person now. You are the maker of your own destiny. You rise above the bad stuff and you move on. You don't cheat repeatedly on your wife!!

CHERI said...

Just wanted to thank you SO much for visiting my blog today. Come back anytime! I read your post on Jesse James. It's so hard these days to know who is being truthful (or not) about abuse. A teacher here in GA was recently exhonerated (is that spelled right??) after being falsely accused of molesting some young children. But then I agree with you that there are many out there who are being truthful and yet others don't believe them. I feel so badly for Sandra Bullock in all this.....but her $$$$$ will probably go a long way in helping her get over him!!!! And the new baby! Jesse really screwed up and lost a lot more than he gained.

Vodka Logic said...

I don't know who to believe but I am sick of celebs revealing all their sorded tales, for money, sympathy, excuses or whatever. don't get me wrong I feel for people who have or are being abused but perhaps dealing with it in a private appropriate manner would be better. Sure it helps those of us that aren't known to realize others are in the same situation but why is it these relevations only come out when the celeb has been caught at something. Jesse should shut up and get his act together.

Mrsblogalot said...

I didn't see it but, I'm thinking, if could fool Sandy all this time, he probably would have fooled us too on this.

How can one ever be sure with him?

Unknown Mami said...

I don't know any of the background and perhaps the timing of this revelation isn't the best, but I would be inclined to believe him. Abuse screws you up and abusers and those that loved the abusers tend to deny that the abuse ever happened. Sometimes I think it's just denial.

Kaylen said...

Yeah, I think he lies about some things. I didn't see teh interview because I really don't care that much - but if he feels that he was abused and he's willing to share that with the world as a small excuse for why he might be such a disaster as an adult male, then it's his right to do so. I don't think it's easy to come out and say I was abused as a child so I can't see that this would be an "easy out" for him. He was being interviewed-weren't they interrogating him about his very character? If so, he has every right to pull out things that may have happened to him that would have affected his adulthood reasoning.

He's still a dirtbag regardless. But whatever...a lot of people are. I am not shocked.

Lucy said...

I have no clue about any of it to be honest but I do agree with on one thing, abusers hide their abusing ways and often parents don't know that their new partner is abusing their child and the parents certainly don't want to believe that it could be possible.

Joy said...

P (won't spell out his gross fake name) is as gross if not more gross than JJ.

IMO this was not the time for JJ to plead his case. Probably the twefth of Never would've been appropriate.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I don't really give much of a crap about him, but in general, being a cheater doesn't mean you are just an across the board liar. Maybe his mom didn't know about the abuse, but is the way to let her know it happened, to announce it on television? I do kind of have an issue with that part of it.

But if we ARE going to say he's just a big liar, he had to learn it from somewhere - and maybe it stems from having to lie about childhood abuse.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I haven't heard of Jesse James. However, I have heard of a LOT of cases of abuse where the abuser's partner is in denial or genuinely oblivious.

otin said...

People hate him now so he will always be a liar in mainstream America's eyes. A few years down the road, some network will want to rebuild his image and do a show about how he has changed and then he will be forgiven!

THELOOKING_GLASS said...

I find it hard to believe someone would come out and tell the world they were abused, if they were not!
So, Yes, I believe him. Coming out is no easy feet. Not an excuse but, certainly it shows the man was and is broken because of it.
Don't give Perez anymore publicity than he already gets. He gets paid!

JennyMac said...

Ugh..I cant wait until this goes away. SB is one of the most fab women on earth...what an odd pair to begin with. BUT, I did hear years ago he had a very troubled childhood. Who knows but at least I got to read something other than Lindsay Lohans ankle bracelet sadness. LOL.

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